CET: Siena

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars taught primarily in English at the CET Center. Students are required to take an Italian language class in Siena. On-site orientation and field trips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Marino Forlino
  • Fields of study: Italian studies, art history, drawing, history, politics
  • Eligibility: 8.25 cumulative GPA; completion of Italian 02 prior to studying abroad
  • Number of program participants: 25 students from US colleges and universities.

Living Arrangements

Scripps will cover the additional cost of a homestay, if a student chooses this option. Most meals in the homestay will be shared with the host family and any remaining meals are covered with an allowance from Scripps. Students may also choose to live with local student roommates in apartments. With this option students will buy groceries and prepare their own meals with an allowance provided by Scripps, based on the program recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid-December
  • Spring: Late January to mid May


  • Advising Tips: A faculty reference from the most recent Italian language instructor is required.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Siena and Los Angeles.